Huskies Close Regular Season at Boilermaker Invitational

GO HUSKIES Griffin Bauman turned in the best round of the day for NIU
GO HUSKIES
Griffin Bauman turned in the best round of the day for NIU
GO HUSKIES

April 21, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Northern Illinois men’s golf team concluded its regular season with a 16th-place finish at the Boilermaker Invitational on Sunday Saturday on the Kampen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. Senior Bryce Emory (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) had the best individual finish for the Huskies, tying for 24th.

“It was a tough day, physically and mentally for the Huskies,” said NIU head coach Tom Porten. “We were down a man, Nick Schiavi had some kind of a back injury on his fourth or fifth hole, he played a couple more holes but just couldn’t go, so we were four-court-four.

“On the plus side, Griffin (Bauman) really battled all day, he made some birdies late to come in with a solid 73 to lead us and move up nine spots. Bryce (Emory) snuck into the top-25, so Griffin and Bryce were certainly positives looking ahead to the conference meet.”

Bauman’s 73 was the best round of the day for the Huskies as he finished the tournament with a 54-hole total of 227, tied for 37th after opening the day in a tie for 46th. After a difficult start to the day in which he was five-over through his first six holes, Emory carded a 79 to finish tied for 24th, his third top-25 finish of the season.

With sophomore Nick Schiavi (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) forced to withdraw due to injury, NIU counted and 82 from both senior Kurtis Luedtke (Aurora, Ill./West) and senior Greg Pohlmann (Decatur, Ill./Lakeview). Luedtke finished with a three-round 244 and Pohlmann carded a 54-hole total of 253.

The Huskies will return to action on Friday, May 3, when they open play at the Mid-American Conference Championship at Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio. The three-day event will continue through Sunday, May 5.

Team Standings
T1. Louisville, +14, 295-292-291 -- 878
T1. Iowa, +14, 290-287-301 -- 878
3. Illinois, +16, 296-287-297 -- 880
4. Purdue, +17, 291-298-292 -- 881
5. Wichita State, +23, 287-297-303 -- 887
T6. Indiana, +25, 297-295-297 -- 889
T6. Kent State, +25, 308-294-287 -- 889
8. Cleveland State, +27, 301-293-297 -- 891
9. Toledo, +30, 303-291-300 -- 894
10. Michigan State, +35, 302-309-288 -- 899
T11. Akron, +47, 299-297-315 -- 911
T11. Creighton, +47, 306-301-304 -- 911
13. Eastern Michigan, +50, 308-302-304 -- 914
14. Loyola-Chicago, +56, 305-307-308 -- 920
15. Miami (Ohio), +63, 316-300-311 -- 927
16. Northern Illinois, +70, 317-301-316 -- 934
17. Drake, +74, 314-316-308 -- 938
18. Chicago State, +219, 384-191-292 -- 867

Huskie Individual Standings
T24. Bryce Emory, +7, 75-69-79 -- 223
T37. Griffin Bauman, +11, 81-73-73 -- 227
T82. Kurtis Luedtke, +28, 83-79-82 -- 244
T86. Greg Pohlmann, +37, 84-87-82 -- 253
W. Nick Schiavi, +14, 78-80-W – W